“The professional loves her work. She is invested in it wholeheartedly. But she does not forget that the work is not her.” Steven Pressfield, author of the War of Art
I've been lax, I guess I must be busy, or more probably 'bizzy'! Still fighting with keeping the house picked up and ready for visitors but alas, none through the place yet. Good thing, I am out of Windex and have nose prints about 18" off the floor on every low window. I*forgot*about*that. Hope that when this hits MLS that we will see that all this polishing was worth it. What a pain. Meanwhile I spend all my time online (not on Blogger apparently!) looking at flooring and wallpaper and faucets- next I am gonna need some online therapy because I am going quite mad. And it hasn't even started yet.
In the art department today, I guess it's WOOD, some fabulous sculptures, some very usable items, and a bit of fantasy thrown in!
Furniture-maker-turned-sculptor James McNabb just opened a new exhibition of work titled Metros at Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami. McNabb continues his exploration of architectural shapes using an improvised form of woodworking frequently described as “sketching with a bandsaw.” Without regard to the design or stability a true architect might utilize, he instead works with more abstract shapes cut from repurposed and exotic woods which in turn become component pieces for larger sculptures resembling wheels or tables. To die for...
Freelance illustrator and graphic artist Martin Tomsky is gifted in the art of laser cutting wood. He creates everything from tiny pendants and brooches of small animals to these intricately layered sculptural works depicting entire illustrated scenes. See much more in his Etsy shop.
Designer and woodworker Frank Howarth has a passion for building things with his hands, he makes everything from shelves and chairs to toys and tables. But there’s one thing he might be even more passionate about: showing people how he does it on his YouTube channel. In some of his most popular films, the Howarth removes himself completely to create stop-motion animations with thousands of photos, where the objects appear to build themselves.